All my breath escapes,
a broken wheel, lifts and scrapes,
sight unbound, directions changed.

But I won't surrender, not to this street.
They can turn around but it's not for me,
when the sirens sound I'll be far away.

Oh, I'll be back sometime

Drive on through the country night,
move right with the ghost always flying the head lights.
Stop off in the tiny towns,
where the diner's just a place to put your feet on the ground.
Close your eyes, whisper to me.
Don't fall asleep your my sanity.
And I've got to say that I love you, more now than ever.

The lights fade out to black,
the turn came up too fast

Simon says 'hello',
when the lights come down you'll be floating home.

All the roads we take,
like a fan that falls I will make my way,
side to side, so slow to break.

I was never told that things would change,
the seasons end, the darker days,
if they hunt me down I'll be far away.

Oh, I'll be back sometime

Drive on through the country night,
move right with the ghost always flying the head lights.
Stop off in the tiny towns,
where the diner's just a place to put your feet on the ground.
Close your eyes, whisper to me.
Don't fall asleep your my sanity.
And I've got to say that I love you, more now than ever.

The lights fade out to black,
the turn came up too fast

Simon says 'hello',
when the lights come down you'll be floating home.


Lyrics submitted by HC_MOS

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    General CommentThis is my favorite song on the album. It's just perfect all the way through. The drumming is simple yet presice. I think the song is about someone getting a fresh start somewhere new after going through difficulties where they live. The person wants to leave but knows he'll miss certain things or people when he goes.
    "oh I'll be back sometime" shows that sense of saddness for parting with his loved ones.
    Whatever it may be, this song is now one of my all time favorites and really sets these guys apart from others with a similar sound. The bass work reminds me of Pinback (wichvus my favorite band of all time) and I know that's the sound these guys are going for. True, west coast indie rock at it's best. It's a shame that more people don't hear music like this a d that this is the first post on this song(only the second on their page). Gotta spread the word... These guys are amazing.
    HC_MOSon April 23, 2010   Link

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